You need a stylus, a foam pad (you could use a mouse pad) and tweezers when making these flowers. The description for these flowers is somewhat deceiving when describing the size. The 'Mini Petals' in the name means exactly that; which in my opinion, makes having the tools very important. I recommend the Sizzix - Susan's Garden Collection - Molding Pad, Leaf Pad and Non-Stick Sheet because the are small making it easy to change between the surfaces as you assemble your flower. The Sizzix - Susan's Garden Collection - Tool Kit has everything you need in it or you could get the McGill - Paper Blossoms Collection - Tool Kit with the Sizzix molding pad.